2019 Application GIVE through
December 31

Pajaro Valley Arts Council

Organization Mission

Pajaro Valley Arts presents programming year-round at no cost to the public to fulfill its vision to bring the community together through the power of the arts.

By presenting art exhibits and cultural events, PVA is the only arts organization in South County that offers the public a rich diversity of art and artists in a gallery setting.

The Big Idea:
Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice

We would like to register and motivate people to get out and vote in the future! Our spring exhibition seeks to educate, inspire, and develop greater interest in the democratic process.

The exhibit will illustrate locals in historic and current voting rights struggles, and artists will interpret the question: What does the right to vote mean to me, my community, and/or my country?

We hope to address the meaning of the youth vote, issues we can influence through our vote, voter suppression, and more, as well as provide on-site voter registration during the exhibit.

PVA showcases the work of regional artists based on relevant historical and contemporary themes, and promotes arts education in collaboration with more than 40 schools, colleges, educational programs, and nonprofits.


When you see students bringing their parents to the PVA gallery, the sense of hopefulness, joy and gratification is contagious. I believe that funding the Experience Art! program is essential for the health of our underserved community.

Susan Graulty, Aptos